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Gifted Services

The Fairfield County Educational Service Center provides services to support the development and growth of local school district programming for gifted students. The ESC collaborates with local district administration and staff to integrate and align services and programming in accordance with policies and best practices outlined by the Ohio Department of Education. These services are provided to districts for a fee.

Gifted Services include:

  • Testing and identification
  • Placement of gifted students
  • Communication among parents, teachers and administrators
  • Written Educational Plans (WEP) assistance
  • Acceleration evaluations
  • Gifted program evaluation
  • Compliance and accountability requirements
  • Professional Development
  • Family support
  • Other identified needs

For more information please contact

Caitlin Hughes
Gifted Coordinator
740-653-3193 extension 5250


Gifted Referral Form

Acceleration Referral Form


Gifted Resources


Ohio Department of Education – Gifted Education

Ohio Association for Gifted Children

National Association for Gifted Children


Student Enrichment Opportunities:

Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented

Camp Invention

Math Plus Academy

Columbus College of Art and Design – Youth Classes

Other opportunities are available locally at businesses and organizations such as the Ohio Glass Museum, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Art and Clay on Main, “Two Broke Artists” Art Studio, AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, and Wagnalls Memorial Library.